# ellipse

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## ellipse

(i-lips′) [L. ellipsis, fr Gr. elleipsis, a falling short]
In geometry, an oval or egg-shaped figure. In surgery, incisions of such shape are commonly made to remove lesions from the skin.
elliptic (-lip′tik), adjectiveelliptical (′ti-kăl) elliptically (′ti-k(ă-)lē)
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3m, same as Antoine's [4] velocity model; the hard ellipse model with 2a = 0.
The conclusion of this parametric study is that the most favourable super-elliptic profile for the theoretical model of rectangular block is a simple ellipse (super-ellipse of 2nd order) with a depth of 12 [micro]m.
Moreover, judging by the few manuscripts we have of Austen's, it seems many of the ellipses present in her novels were introduced by compositors and later editors.
NuVasives takeover of Ellipse, that is hoped to shut down by the end of February, might comprise a \$30 million milestone payable in 2017 pertinent to the achievement of particular income targets, as per the two firms.
A typical procedure for manually obtaining droplet diameter measurements includes the following steps: (1) the droplet image is loaded into the software; (2) a threshold value of grayscale intensity is selected to convert the original grayscale image (with intensity values ranging from 0 to 255) into a black and white (black = 0, white = 255) binary image; (3) an elliptical "area of interest" (AOI) tool is activated and the AOI is manually placed on what is perceived to be the droplet boundary based on the assigned threshold value; (4) the pixel readings for the width W and height H of the elliptical AOI are recorded; (5) the effective droplet diameter, in units of pixels, is calculated by taking a geometric average of the width and height of the ellipse (i.
The poristic relations between the quantities: semi-major and semi-minor axes of two ellipses [7].
One of the complicating factors about narratological ellipses in a work of fiction is that gaps normally have to be left by someone.
RICHARD SERRA: When I began the Torqued Ellipses, I was concerned less with making one definitive sculpture than with making an entire body of work.
A circle, it might be noted, is a unique member of an extensive family of ellipses.
The selecting of ellipses from a set avoided these problems, but would have been an insensitive criterion.
But for ellipses (like ours) and other oddball shapes, they'll want a pattern.
The study reported here was conducted originally to compare the effectiveness of different methods for teaching two- and three-year-old children to discriminate circles from ellipses.

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